South African Fashion Week is coming to an end


Lukhanyo Mdingi Spring / Summer 2022. South African Fashion Week.

The virtual edition of South African Fashion Week (SAFW) Spring / Summer 2021/22 ended on May 1, after three days of shows presented by 28 designers. South African actress Bonnie Mbuli called the presentation a different kind of runway show “to meet these unprecedented times”. Celebrities, influencers and editors gathered in Johannesburg’s Mall of Africa to watch the shows, which were streamed on a big screen, while others streamed the shows through the Quicket app.

MC Alpine, a designer of SAFW’s New Talent Search competition presented a Waste Not, Want Not collection, which, according to the designer, contains leftover fabric from previous collections. The designs were in keeping with what SAFW director, Lucilla Booyzen, says was the main focus of this season, slow fashion.

On the second day, designers such as MmusoMaxwell and LVMH finalist Lukhanyo Mdingi presented as part of the Diamond Fiber Collections produced with mohair. The season ended with a tribute to Wandi Nzimande, co-founder of the popular streetwear and lifestyle brand Loxion Kulca, who passed away earlier this year. Ole Ledimo, the founder of House of Ole, designed the collection, which was showcased in the background of Nzimande’s favorite quote: “There is no day so bright that the night will never come. There is no night so dark that a day will never come. “